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No locals left in U.S. Amateur

Four players with South Carolina ties wereeliminated in the second roundof the U.S. Amateur on Thursdayat Pinehurst No. 2.

Chapin’s Wesley Bryan, anincoming freshman at SouthCarolina, was the second seedgoing into match play but lost 2and 1 to Morgan Hoffman ofOklahoma State.

Gamecock junior Paul Woodburylost in 20 holes to Duke’sJeff Edelman.

Clemson sophomore JacobBurger lost 5 and 4 to top-rankedamateur Danny Lee, 18, of NewZealand.

Clemson’s other golfer in thesecond round, Kyle Stanley, lost1 up to Wichita State’s ConnorMcHenry.

Lee moved within three winsof supplanting Tiger Woods asthe youngest champion inAmateur history. Meanwhile,Derek Fathauer needed extraholes in both of his matches,including 22 to outlast KevinTway.

He sank a 20-foot birdie putton the fourth hole to advance tothe quarterfinals for the secondconsecutive year.

“(I) just had a pretty goodread on it, so I had nothing tolose,” Fathauer said, calling it “aperfect putt.”

Also advancing to the quarterfinalswere Drew Kittleson,Hoffman, Adam Mitchell,Charlie Holland, Patrick Reedand Graham Hill.

The semifinals are Saturday,with the winners squaring off ina 36-hole final on Sunday at thepar-70 course.

It has been a busy summerfor Lee, who today will play hisninth consecutive day ofcompetitive golf.

The medalist and match playwinner at the Western Amateur,Lee tied for 20th last weekend inhis PGA Tour debut at theWyndham Championship, thenraced across the state to Pinehurstin time to make his thirdU.S. Amateur appearance.

This one has been his mostsuccessful, by far. He did notmake it out of stroke play in 2006and he lost in the first round lastyear at the Olympic Club in DalyCity, Calif.

Next up for Lee: Hoffman,who beat Arkansas seniorAndrew Landry 2 and 1.Fathauer, playing in hisfourth Amateur, had to beat twoOklahoma State teammates toreach the round of eight. Hedefeated freshman Peter Uihleinin 20 holes in the morning beforeworking extra to top Tway.

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